Priyanka Chopra Jonas has been busy promoting her memoir, titled Unfinished, which is all set to release on February 9. Her memoir will take us through her life story and her struggles from her childhood in India, her teenage years in the US and her global acting career. In a recent interview with an international publication, the global icon opened up about endorsing fairness products in the past.
PC said she regrets promoting such campaigns during the early days of her career. The Quantico actress further shared that her upcoming memoir Unfinished unravels more details about her struggles with her skin colour.
Speaking about it, PC said, "It (skin lightening/whitening) was so normalised in South Asia; it’s such a large industry that everyone was doing it. In fact, doing it is still a check (mark) when you are a female actor, but it’s awful. And it was awful for me, for a little girl who used to put talcum-powder cream on my face because I believed that dark skin was not pretty."
Earlier, PC also opened up about facing racial bullying during her time at high school in the US. She revealed that all the racist slurs lowered her self-esteem and pushed her to come back to India to finish her schooling.
In June 2020, the international star had received severe backlash after she announced that she donated money to organisations that fight racism. PC and Nick shared the news soon after the social movement--Black Lives Matter--gained momentum. Soon after, the netizens began pointing out that PC promoted fairness products in the past, which makes her a part of the problem.
Well, all we can say is that the actress did choose to be the bigger person and accept her mistakes. More power to you, girl!
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